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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Amaryllis Fox



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Ebury Press
18 October 2019
Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; True crime; Public administration; Espionage & secret services
The instant New York Times Bestseller soon to be a major Apple TV series with Brie Larson.

'Reads as if a John le Carre character landed in Eat Pray Love' - New York Times 'Best book of the year' - Tom Marcus, author of Soldier, Spy Do you have what it takes to stand between us and the enemy?

I'm here to prevent a major and imminent attack. One that will kill children. I'm alone and operational in the country where my colleague was taken and beheaded, and every hour I'm delayed is another hour for something to go wrong - for an informant to disclose my location, for the source I'm meeting to cancel, for the attack to go boom. The fear injects my thoughts with venom.

Amaryllis Fox was recruited by the CIA at the age of 21 in the aftermath of 9/11. After an intense training period - where she learns how to master a Glock, get out of flexicuffs while in the trunk of a car, withstand torture, and commit suicide in case of captivity - she is sent undercover to keep nuclear, biological and chemical weapons out of the hands of terror groups. Posing as an art dealer, she is sent on countless dangerous missions around the globe. Each time, the stakes become even higher and the risks more terrifying. Determined to stop the masterminds, Amaryllis's quest will almost destroy her, until she realises that the only way to actually defeat the enemy is to have the courage to sit across from them... and listen.

In this explosive first-hand account - filled with suspense and plot twists to rival Carrie Mathison in Homeland - Life Undercover is an edgy story of an undercover CIA operative, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists, using deception and disguises and dead drops in the night in order to protect our streets.

Revealed in never-before-seen detail, Amaryllis offers compelling insight that can only come from having fought on the front lines.
By:   Amaryllis Fox
Imprint:   Ebury Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781785039133
ISBN 10:   178503913X
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   18 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Following her CIA career in the field, Amaryllis Fox has covered current events and offered analysis for CNN, National Geographic, al Jazeera, BBC, and other global news outlets. She speaks at events and universities around the world on the topic of peacemaking and her videos about dialogue and nonviolence have been viewed over 130 million times online. She is the co-host of History Channel's series American Ripper, is married to Bobby Kennedy III and lives in San Francisco, CA, with her daughter, Zoe and newborn Bobby.

Reviews for Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

The best book of the year ... Amaryllis is a hero. * Tom Marcus, author of SOLDIER SPY *

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